Mark Taylor succeeds Simon Hart as RSM Central region head

06 May 2016

Accounting and consulting firm RSM has appointed Mark Taylor as regional managing partner for its Central region. Taylor succeeds Simon Hart, one of the firm’s senior partners, who in turn has been named Knowledge Management Partner.

With around 3,400 partners and staff working in more than 30 offices across the UK, and a revenue of £292 million, RSM is the seventh largest accountancy and business advisory firm in the UK.

The professional services firm recently unveiled two leadership changes. Mark Taylor, who has been with the firm since 2003, has been named regional managing partner for the Central region, tasked with overseeing the work of RSM’s seven offices in the area: Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Bury St Edmunds, Chelmsford and Telford. RSM employs nearly 750 people in the region, with an annual turnover of around £50 million.

Taylor will also serve as the office managing partner RSM’s office in Birmingham. Originally from the Midlands, Taylor began his career in supply chain management with supermarket chain Sainsbury’s and then worked for Ernst & Young (now EY). At RSM, he, most recently, for the last five years, led the firm's consulting service for corporate markets based in London.

Mark Taylor takes over from Simon Hart, who has been appointed RSM’s knowledge management partner, a newly-formed position. Hart, who has worked for RSM for 28 years, will in his new role provide strategic leadership to RSM’s knowledge management function and work closely with the firm’s Board to achieve its financial growth strategy. Commenting on his new role, Hart says: “Knowledge Management is becoming an increasingly important function for our business, and being able to share our know-how and expertise quickly and dynamically amongst our national firm and our international partners will help to further strengthen knowledge-based relationships with clients.”

Hart’s successor says he looks forward to his new challenge, stating: “Having lived here for most of my life, the Midlands is a special place for me and so it’s great to be based here again. There are exciting opportunities for our offices right across Central England. Being able to help regional business owners achieve their business plans and strengthen their offering to the market is the key driver for me coming back to the region.”


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